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Tonedevil Guitars S-12 Symphony Harp Guitar Natural

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The S-12 is the first U.S.A. made all-solid wood production line harp guitar in over 100 years. Simple appointments and regionally harvested tonewood...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 10-02-2017

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Harp guitar with select tonewoods.

The S-12 is the first U.S.A. made all-solid wood production line harp guitar in over 100 years. Simple appointments and regionally harvested tonewoods produce this great sounding affordable hand crafted instrument. It features a select north Idaho Englemann spruce top, mahogany back/sides and neck, spanish heel neck design, walnut binding, rosewood fret board and bridge, truss rod and a custom passive piezo contact pickup installed. Tuned F-G-A-B-C-D, the bass harp strings can be plucked to bring new voicings to the guitar and they also ring sympathetically adding natural sustain and reverb.

Harp guitars have traditionally been showcase pieces for great luthiers. They are incredible vehicles for displaying wood selection, acoustically engineered lines and cavity shapes, and masterful finish work. All of these categories of expression are present here in this breathtakingly beautiful instrument. It is a wonder to behold and a joy to play. With imaginative tunings, the sympathetic strings in the harp portion of the guitar speak in complex and complimentary ways that can become a part of your musical vocabulary. 

Soft case gig bag included.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body type: Harp
  • Cutaway: Non-cutaway
  • Top wood: Engelmann Spruce
  • Back & sides: Solid Mahogany
  • Bracing pattern: Modified X, slanted back bracing
  • Body finish: Satin lacquer
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Nut width: 1.875 in. (47.62 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.5 in.
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish:
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Configuration: Three-point passive
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Rosewood
  • Tuning machines: Gotoh 16:1
  • Bridge: African Ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Bone
  • Number of strings: 12-string
  • Case: Soft case gig bag 
  • Accessories: Warranty card, adjustment tools
  • Country of origin: United States
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Satin lacquer finish
  • Gotoh 16:1 gear ratio professional tuners
  • 12 in. radius fingerboard
  • 14-fret body
  • 4-1/8 in. body depth at tail
  • 3-1/8 in. body depth at harp head
  • 15-1/2 in. body width at bout
  • 41.5 in. overall length of instrument
  • Harp String Scale Lengths:
  • 33.125 in., 32.25 in., 31.25 in., 30 in., 29 in.
  • 25-1/2 in. guitar scale length
  • 2-1/4 in. string spacing at saddle
  • 1-9/16 in. string spacing at nut
  • 1-7/8 in. width at nut
  • Setup Specs:
  • Low E height @ 12th Fret: ~0.10 in.
  • High E height @ 12th Fret: ~0.070 in.
  • Low E height @ 1st Fret: ~0.023 in.
  • High E height @ 1st Fret: ~0.013 in.
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Tonedevil GuitarsS-12 Symphony Harp Guitar
 
5.0

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5.0

Love this guitar!

By Jeff

from Livermore, CA

Pros

  • Harp strings add a whole new dimension of sound
  • Inexpensive for a high-quality harp guitar
  • Sounds incredibly good

Cons

  • Larger than a regular-size guitar
  • May require changing usual playing position

Best Uses

    Comments about Tonedevil Guitars S-12 Symphony Harp Guitar:

    The S-12 was my first harp guitar, now I own two Tonedevils, an S-12 and an S-18! It's hard going back to a normal guitar after you've played a harp guitar, and these are fantastic and great values. Sounds wonderful even if you never touch the harp strings, because they add a resonant depth that sounds like no normal guitar. Learning to play the harp strings is great fun too.

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    5.0

    Impeccable craftsmanship, tone, quality and playability

    By Bobby P

    from Allentown, PA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Tonedevil Guitars S-12 Symphony Harp Guitar:

      I own an S-18, 12 string guitar plus 6 subs (bass strings). I was always fascinated with Harp guitars and the wide range of expression they offer. I have been performing solo acoustic instrumental gigs for many years, and have been a player for over 50 years. I have played countless instruments from just as many makers. I stumbled on the Tone Devil make by accident after viewing a video on You Tube of one of their customers/artists. When I discovered that they were American made and extremely affordable I did some investigating.
      Dave and Tony are one of a kind, and offer the kind of quality builds that only, till now, Martin was famous for in an acoustic guitar. They set up the instrument exactly as I asked, the craftsmanship is outstanding, and when I played mine for the first time I was awestruck. Consequently, my audiences are as well and are upset if I play a gig and don't have it with me. The tonal landscapes that are available with a harp guitar are almost limitless.
      Yes, takes a little getting used to it but the playability of the Tone Devil line makes it practically effortless. Highly recommended - and from what I have read and head from other players they also make outstanding "standard" guitars. You can buy with confidence and know that Tone Devil has your back for advice and even a little playing help if you need it. Great guys and worthy of your trust. I recommend visiting their website as well as their Facebook page where you can see the boys in action building their instruments.

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